Teacher assessment and P scale data must be submitted via the Teacher assessment section of the NCA tools website. This section of NCA tools opens on Monday 13 May. The statutory deadline for submitting data is Friday 28 June.

This year schools can check which children STA is expecting teacher assessment data for by referring to a pre-populated Microsoft Excel template which will be available from the NCA tools website. This will contain details of all children registered on the Pupil registration section of NCA tools and any children working below the level of the tests. Please note, if schools added any children to the attendance registers for the Key Stage 2 tests STA will also expect a teacher assessment submission for them.

A similar report will also be available for local authorities.

Data can be submitted as follows.

Schools can either:

  • use a common transfer file (CTF) created using their management information system (MIS); or
  • download and Microsoft Excel template from NCA tools and use it to submit their data.

Local authorities may choose to collect and submit data on behalf of their schools. Local authorities have been asked to contact their schools to explain specific arrangements. 

These pages give detailed instructions on how to submit teacher assessment and P scale data. You can view a complete list of your data or view previously uploaded files and associated status reports at any time by visiting the Teacher assessment section of NCA tools.

Accessing the NCA tools website

If you are having difficulties accessing the NCA tools website, please refer to our FAQs.

Contact details

National curriculum assessments helpline
Telephone: 0300 303 3013
Email: assessments@education.gov.uk